Pilot-shortage predictions are not expected to affect major airlines

01/7/2013 | USA Today

While some aviation analysts are predicting a pilot shortage, some experts say the problem may be overestimated. "The major carriers probably won't see the shortage, if one comes into play, because that's where the better-paying jobs are," University of North Dakota Aviation Program Chair Kent Lovelace said. Airlines for America also said the pilot-shortage predictions may not be accurate. "We expect the major commercial airlines will be appropriately staffed and are not expecting any shortage within the next few years," said an A4A spokeswoman.

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